V.O. Chidambaranar Port handles Record Traffic of 36.91 million tonnes

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 21-03-2017        Tweet

TUTICORIN: V. O. Chidambaranar Port has crossed the previous financial year’s traffic of 36.85 million tonnes on 17.03.2017, 14 days ahead of the completion of the current financial year.

The Port has handled a record traffic of 36.91 million tonnes till 17.03.2017, with an impressive cargo growth at 4.77% as compared with the same period of last financial year. The cargoes that contributed to this record performance includes, Coal to NTPL (64.11 %), Wheat (433.61%), Lime Stone (8.37%), Phosphoric Acid (106.42%), Fertilizers (16.07%), Fertilizer Raw Materials (7.18%), Construction Materials (28.75%), and Containerised cargo (5.02%).

The Port has also created an achievement in container traffic by handling 613,617 TEUs upto 17.03.2017 and crossed the previous financial year’s record traffic of 611,714 TEUs.